그녀는 통제하기 위해 할 수 있는 모든 것을 할 것이다. A high school student, raised in
a modern family, is taken to a gynecologist for a virginity test by her parents.
The psychologically and physically traumatizing examination makes her realize she doesn’t have control over her own body.
She will do anything she can to take the control
Başak Büyükçelen wrote ‘Derin Nefes Al’s script in February 2012. After receiving
funding from the Turkish Canadian newspaper Notre Anatolie to help with
production costs, Başak started approaching actors in March.
As the cast was locked in, Başak approached the director of photographer. As he got
on board, they started seeking sponsors in Turkey.
With the sponsorship of İstanbul Kamera Işık and Özel Okmeydanı
‘Derin Nefes Al’s shooting started.
The filming was completed in one day with only 1.000 USD with the support of the
cast and crew.
After a tiring but enjoyable shooting of 18 hours in 5 different locations, the footage
was shipped to the editor, located in Canada.
While the online editing was done, the sound design was completed in Denmark and
the music was composed in Sweden.
BATUMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, GEORGIA, SEPTEMBER 2013
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST, PALM SPRINGS, USA, JULY 2013
MONTREAL TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL, MAY 2013,
NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS, NEW YORK, USA, MARCH 2013
INTERNATIONAL FILMMOR WOMAN’S FILM FESTIVAL,
BİTLİS/SİNOP, MARCH/APRIL 2013
AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, İSTANBUL, MARCH 2013
INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL, İSTANBUL, APRIL 2013
FLYING BROOM INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL, ANKARA, MAY 2013
Consulting Producer : ROBERTA MUNROE
Associate Producers : MAHI RAHGOZAR, UĞUR İÇBAK
Assistant Director : ÖZGE TOPRAK
Camera Assistant : GÜL BURSA
Second Camera Assistant : SERKAN ÖZKAN
Production Sound Mixer : FATİH AYDOĞDU
Gaffer: OKAN TEMUR
Lighting Technician: FUAT ÇETİNKAYA
Digital Imaging Technician: ZEYNEP SEÇİL
Post Production Supervisor: GEORGE ABRAMISHVILI
Colorist: SERDAR ERÇER/TOLGA GİRİCİ
Foley Artist: CHRISTOFFER THØSING
Set Photographer: ALİHAN KAMIŞ
Production Assistants: ALİHAN KAMIŞ, EMİRHAN NUMANOĞLU
Credit Design: BURAK ARIKAN
Teaser Editor: WILLIAM FRITZBERG
Poster Design: ALİHAN KAMIŞ
Basak Buyukcelen holds a degree from Istanbul University and a diploma from
Vancouver Film School. Her first film, ‘Ikilem’ (Dilemma) won awards at film
Her second short ‘Derin Nefes Al’ (Take A Deep Breath) had its world premiere in
International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival where Basak Buyukcelen was
awarded Purple Camera Promising Woman Filmmaker.
‘Derin Nefes Al’ had its international
premiere in New Directors/New Films,
New York. It was also selected to the ‘Best 10
Shorts of the Year’ compilation in Turkey.
Basak is currently working on her feature
film ‘Kiskac’, which was selected to Script
Station, a script development program
organized by the Berlinale Film Festival.
Basak also is a PhD candidate of Cultural
Studies at Nottingham Trent University,